For the 14th year, LATINA Style has named AT&T one of the best corporations for Latinas, this year ranking it No. 7 in the magazine’s 2011 Top Twelve Companies of the Year.
“AT&T continues to demonstrate its commitment to creating a workplace that offers opportunities for Latinas to grow professionally while making important contributions to the company,” said Robert Bard, president and CEO of LATINA Style, Inc.
“We’re honored once again by this recognition,” said Debbie Storey, senior vice president for Talent Development and chief diversity officer. “When an organization as reputable as LATINA Style applauds our efforts to value every employee and promote an inclusive work environment, it reaffirms what we’ve long known: innovation and growth are fueled by a sustained commitment to diversity.”
Women represent 40 percent of AT&T’s workforce, according to 2010 figures, of which Latinas represent 12 percent. Latinas make up 16 percent of all female new hires. The company’s diversity and inclusion practices have been recognized by numerous organizations and publications including: DiversityInc, National Minority Supplier Development Council; NAFE, the National Association for Female Executives; Hispanic Business magazine; Woman Engineer magazine, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which in 2010 gave top honors to AT&T’s Hispanic employee resource group, HACEMOS.
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